After a 5-2 loss to the Calgary Flames Prospects on Thursday night, Oilers Head Coach Todd Nelson has decided to change up the game plan.
Spoiler alert: It’s aggressive.
“We’re going to change our tactics a bit and go with two guys tonight on the forecheck,” said Nelson after this morning’s pregame skate. “I think that everybody plays a one-man pressure system usually and so it was easier for the guys to maybe play it the first game. Since we didn’t have practice time I didn’t want to do two-man pressure. We’re going to do that tonight and hopefully it pays off. We’re going to play very aggressive tonight.
“We want to make sure their defencemen don’t have a lot of time and space to move the puck and we’re going to be right in their face. It’ll be a more aggressive game tonight.”
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